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Poster: ducats Date: Mar 31, 2010 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: huh?

as I was responding to another post I was also a wonderin;

how do you know which shows you were at? I for one was at somewhere in the buck and a 1/4 range. but I really don't have a clue which ones. I remember a handful because of a breakout; ie.Walkin the dog in Philly. a few because limited number at the venue; ie.Toga the Dome and Merriweather. but after that...............

do you guys/gals have lists? stubs? or am I just more fried than most?

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 31, 2010 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

While I am admittedly pretty crispy at 51, there are some things that just stick with me. I’ve written a check mark in my DeadBase by all the shows I attended – that project took some concentration and I was astonished by the result. Ticket stubs? Well, you’ll get no confessions from me on that today…

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Mar 31, 2010 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

I'm a freak - I keep all ticket stubs, always have. When I first discovered the archive a few years back I (1) downloaded all of 1973, and (2) dug out the ticket stubs and made a list of shows that I was at, then grabbed them.

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Poster: huntr Date: Mar 31, 2010 10:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

I went to way less than 125 and there are still 3 or 4 that I know the year & venue but...
I look at those setlists and just cant remember for sure what nights

also MSG 91..

I went to 4 (possibly 5) of those and I only know one for sure ..

I also MighT have gone to 1 show in 92...



This post was modified by huntr on 2010-04-01 05:41:11

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Poster: CPettingill Date: Mar 31, 2010 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

I have the stubs. Most of the 101 stubs were between '79-'85. Matched them up with recordings right after I found the Archive early in '05. Good thing, I could have sworn they played three nights at Merriweather one year. Searched hours for that "mystery" show...

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Poster: ducats Date: Mar 31, 2010 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

or were they ever here at all...

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Poster: groovernut Date: Mar 31, 2010 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

I honestly can't figure out exactly what shows I was at any more.... I remember tours, from there I can sometimes go back and figure, I must have been at this show! Also venues. I know I went to lot's of buckeye lake and deer creek shows. Anywhere you could camp....
I dunno, saw lot's of CAL EXPO shows also., who knows... then the fact that I have listened to so many shows only confused the issue!

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 31, 2010 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

i can only remember the ones that Cliff wants his money back!!!

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Poster: He Live's Date: Mar 31, 2010 10:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

blow me.

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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Mar 31, 2010 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?



I would say I have a below-average memory, but,
probably because the Dead are so important to me, I focussed
very intently at their shows. I would guess I could not only list 90% of the 250+ show I attended, but, if quizzed, could get most of the setlists at least 50% correct. It helps that I still listen to the Dead about four hours daily.
What I can't do is remember dates, so I have to say, for
instance "the second Tampa show in '78" or the "fall show
at Charlotte 1984". It amazes me how serious collectors
can effortlessly rattle off dates across the 30-year span
of the band.

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Poster: ducats Date: Apr 1, 2010 5:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

to me what you can do is incredible

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Mar 31, 2010 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

Between June 1967 and the end of 1972, I saw pretty much every NYC show. I missed a few Brooklyn shows. The rest are from the same period.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 1, 2010 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

More than a few, less than I wanted.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 31, 2010 8:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

I can only do it off the top of my head for the three post hiatus ones I was at in 75, precisely because there were only three! For 76-82, I have learned via all the discussions here to recall that the 76 Orpheum run was in Jul, or the Oct, 78 run at Winterland that Grendel likes was one I went to on every other night (ie, discussions here, then checking the shows listed here allowed me to figure it out).

But, if you'd asked me five yrs ago, I could have only given you the ones in 75, and then "NewYr's run at Oak, 79 and 80" & "Orpheum, summer 76" or some such

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 31, 2010 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

I only know because the times they came here were so few. Once in 74, a handful in 81, once in 90. Seems they were too busy entertaining you doped up halfwits who were too spaced to know if you were watching the Grateful Dead or a rerun of the Banana Splits.

Bastards.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 31, 2010 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uiy9fc6X4 is that bobbys guitar??

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 31, 2010 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

Can I interest you in a pair of zircon encrusted tweezers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRwGqf2glDs

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Poster: ducats Date: Mar 31, 2010 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

hey now - I might not remember where and when it was - but I do know it was THE BOYS each and every time - you brits(?) have to get over the jealousy thing already!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 31, 2010 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

Blow me. (used under licence)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Apr 1, 2010 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

Am I the only one who obsessively took notes on cocktail napkins during a show? Somewhere in the basement is a shoe box that periodically reappears during a spring cleaning and I look in and go 'what was I thinking' or 'yes!'

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 1, 2010 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

I did that as well. Similar to using a scorecard at a baseball game (which I used to do religiously). At a show, however, it would always start off coherently and legibly enough, but would always end up with random words and multi-colored renderings of demented gekkos...don't ask.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Apr 1, 2010 3:21pm
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I don't have to ask.

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Poster: ChefChappy Date: Mar 31, 2010 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

I too have kept all my stubs not just from the dead, but just about every show I have ever seen. I also have 4 tickets from shows I was supposed to go to but ended up missing for whatever reasons!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 1, 2010 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

I used to do that...sadly (? I guess...), when I lost interest in the 80s, I threw them out during a "move" and since most were DEAD, the others got lost too...not that I had any from anyone really special, but wouldn't mind having them all in one of my little memorabilia shoeboxes in the garage right now...my little sister did the same thing, except she had set lists (she always wrote them down during the show), and when she lost interest in the 90s, she gave them to me, but I did it AGAIN...so I threw the "history" away TWICE.

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Poster: ChefChappy Date: Apr 1, 2010 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

Mine are exacty where you say...in a box in the garage. As my kids are starting to gain more and more interest in "my music" they've started rumaging through the garage looking at old tickets stubs and various other memorabilia my wife won't allow in the house!! I took my son to the further tour last month, his first non recorded taste of the dead and my first taste in almost 30 years.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 1, 2010 9:25am
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Pssst--CC: don't let GNut see that comment about the wife--he won't understand (neither will you unless you read our extended exchange on "marriage" [said to the voice from Princess Bride]...). Funny that the Forum turned to "relationship advice" there for a few short hours--hope no one really makes any use of it.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 31, 2010 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

Exactly, I couldn't remember either. I went to fewer than 25. It's easier for me to try and figure this out since I can generalize about it. I only went to shows in my region, in 1973. I couldn't remember if it was as few as even 15. So I've said 25 more often than I've said 15.

Now I use DeadBase Online Search to get it very accurate, if I want to try. This I believe is the best search facility for this purpose. For looking up single shows, including tapes, perhaps The DeadLists Project is better.

Take it from me, and I'm not fried. I only tripped about 250 times.

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Poster: CPettingill Date: Mar 31, 2010 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

"Take it from me, and I'm not fried. I only tripped about 250 times."

I use the stubs to keep track of that as well. Maybe a handful of times away from a Dead show. Just didn't feel right anywhere else. :)

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Poster: ducats Date: Mar 31, 2010 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

try a costume party on Halloween

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Poster: CPettingill Date: Mar 31, 2010 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: huh?

Worse yet a Phish concert. Thousands of little fish heads came spawning over the seats at Merriweather. Had to keep throwing 'em back...

Thankfully later, the mighty Carlos Santana put me in the right frame of mind.

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